And if you have questions during this training session feel free to ask them here. I'll do my best to answer them.
Daniel, does the microphone on the Aftershoks connect to the speakers in the classroom? If we are wearing a mask, my concern is being heard well in the back of Porter auditorium.
Porter does have it's own mic that we've tested while wearing masks and it helps considerably. But the headset takes a complicated workaround to have it play through the speakers in a classroom.If you need this workaround we can set up a 1 on 1 session to teach the process to you.
We have other rooms that are larger with wireless microphones for this same reason. Burns 103 is another room we have set up that way.
The wireless mics may all have the same issue - they will amplify the muffled sound of the voice through the mask. Will this mic on the Aftershoks be better or worse than the wireless?
Aftershokz are for Zoom audio only. They don't amplify in the room, but they do a pretty good job of picking up the sound because they're also right on your face picking up resonance directly as well.
Our testing showed the aftershokz were worse. They are lower quality than the installed options.The disposable masks do a better job of not muffling your voice. But that can get costly for a department.
How do we go about simulcasting our lectures?
Frank is correct though, the Aftershokz are intended for Zoom.
We are installing webcams in each room that will be connected to the PC in the classroom cart. You can launch Zoom from this classroom PC and stream from there.
Classroom cart or teaching station**
Thanks for all of the responses.
If you have a specific room you teach in please go to the room and familiarize yourself with starting a zoom session with the equipment in the room.From entering into a room you can connect your Aftershokz and start a zoom session in under 5 minutes. Here in the office we have gotten it all the way down under 2 minutes.
I'm happy to answer questions via email at email@example.com, and many questions will be answered on the portal.
Thank you! Very helpful :)